A list of 10 popular, handpicked Punjabi quotes and proverbs teaching life lessons in very short words.
Punjabi needs no introduction, as it is one of the well-known Indian languages in the world. We collected some nice quotes in Punjabi language, here is the compilation of 10 of those quotes that say the truth of life in a few words.
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Apnaa neengar parayaa dheengar.
ਅਾਪਣਾ ਨੀਂਗਰ ਪਰਾਇਆ ਢੀਂਗਰ।
Translation: My own is adorable, others’ is disgraceful.
Meaning: Literally used for saying that my husband is good looking/lovable while other’s husband are not good looking at all.
Jithay vekhee tavaa paraat, uthay saadi din te raat.
ਜਿਥੇ ਵੇਖੀ ਤਵਾ ਪਰਾਤ
ਉਥੇ ਸਾਡੀ ਦਿਨ ਤੇ ਰਾਤ।
Translation: Wherever he saw tava and paraat, there became his day and night. Whichever house offered food, became the place to spend day and night.
Meaning: Literally Used to point a person who changes loyalty very quickly, and aligns himself to whichever person or ideology that benefits him personally.
Tava is the indian skillet/griddle that is used to make/cook Rotis (Indian bread). Paraat is the traditional Indian utensil which looks like a large plate, used for mixing and kneading flour dough.
Maa vee raani, dhee vee raani ‘te kaun lyaavey khououn paani?
ਮਾਂ ਵੀ ਰਾਣੀ, ਧੀ ਵੀ ਰਾਣੀ,
ਤੇ ਕੌਨ ਲਿਆਵੇ ਖੌਰੋਂ ਪਾਨੀ।
Translation: Mother is also the queen, daughter is also the queen then who will bring water from the well?
Meaning: When everybody is acting superior and nobody wants to do the work and then how will things get done.
Anna ki bhalley do akhian.
ਅਂਨਾ ਕੀ ਭਾਲੇ ਦੋ ਅਖਿਆਂ
Translation: What more can a blind person ask for more than a pair of eyes.
Meaning: Usually said when somebody gets a chance to get exactly what they need.
Khan peen noo loombrhi ‘te tambay khan noo ritchh.
ਖਾਣ ਪੀਣ ਨੂ ਲੂਂਬਡ਼ੀ ਤੇ
ਟਾਂਬੇ ਖਾਣ ਨੂ ਰਿਛ
Translation: For eating,drinking it was vixen (female fox), for getting caned, it is the bear.
Meaning: To point to the situation, when a cunning person gobbles up all good stuff and gets away with it while somebody innocent gets caught and gets punished.
Pett naa paiyaan rotian ‘te sabay gallan khotiyaan.
ਪੇट ਨਾ ਪਇਆਂ ਰੋਟਿਆਂ
ਤੇ ਸਬੇ ਗਲਾਂ ਖੋਟਿਆਂ
Translation: No food (Roti) in stomach, everything else look fake.
Meaning: Nothing looks good if you are hungry.
Raiee daa pahaad banaonna.
ਰਾਈ ਦਾ ਪਹਾਡ ਬਣਾਉਣਾ
Translation: To make a mountain out of a molehill.
Meaning: To exaggerate. To make huge deal out of small thing.
Mooh dee balle balle ‘te hathan dee hartaal.
ਮੂਂਹ ਦੀ ਬਲੇ-ਬਲੇ
ਤੇ ਹਥਾਂ ਦੀ ਹਡ਼ਤਾਲ
Translation: From mouth awesome awesome and hands on strike.
Meaning: Used to refer to people who show lot of support and admiration and make big promises but in reality they don’t act upon what they say and are not helpful at all.
Sasta rovey vaar vaar ‘te mehnnga rovey ek vaar.
ਸਸਤਾ ਰੋਵੇ ਵਾਰ-ਵਾਰ
ਤੇ ਮਹਂਗਾ ਰੋਵੇ ਏਕ ਵਾਰ
Translation: Cheap cries again again and expensive cries one time.
Meaning: Purchase wisely.If you buy something cheap in order to save money, it actually costs you more in the long run as it breaks down time and again and you end up spending more money to fix it. Therefore it turns out better to put more money to buy something of better quality because such items break very rarely.
Apnaa naa bharay te kudmaa aghoon kithon dharay?
ਅਪਣਾ ਨਾ ਭਰੇ
ਤੇ ਕੁਦਮਾਂ ਅਗੇ ਕਿਥੋਂ ਧਰੇ
Translation: Unable to fill your own, then how to put it in front of in-laws ?
Meaning: when you have hardly enough for yourself, how would you spare it others.